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Amarok - in my opinion, this is the greatest music player and collection management for the Linux platform. I think it's also a killer application for Linux with all the features it has.
intranetjournal.com: What drives users to try Linux, only to fail to make it work for them in the long haul? Based on my experience, there are roughly five reasons why some people are simply not able to make the switch work for them despite the likely millions of users all over the world who are using desktop Linux.
ostatic.com/blog: The seventh annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) is scheduled to get underway early next month. I caught up with one of the event's organizers, Gareth Greenaway, to find out get the inside scoop on what's new, what's different, and what they've learned from past events.
royal.pingdom.com: What happened with the Internet in 2008? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many blog posts were published? This post will answer those questions and many others.
This article surveys all the Special-purpose Lightweight HTTP Web servers.
adymo.blogspot: Right now I desperately need to tell the world about KDE4, or to be precise, soon to be released KDE 4.2. This is going to be the first "real" release targeted not only at KDE developers and enthusiasts, but at general public.
blogs.computerworld: Remember today's date: January 22, 2009. It may go down in business history as the day that it became clear that proprietary software had been broken by Linux and open-source software.
daniweb.com: What's more stable than a rock, faster than a spinning disk, more powerful than a Windows system twice its size, and able to leap platforms like no other operating system? Surprise! It's Linux. It's also recession proof.
heise-online.co.uk: The third annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit will take place from the 8th to the 10th of April in San Francisco, California at the Hotel Kabuki.
news.cnet.com: Google's desktop team has put together a short list of the reasons that Google open-sources software. The reasons may surprise you:
blogs.the451group: I read a fairly critical blog about Gold and the OSA from Glyn Moody. I believe that Moody raises some valid points and offers Gold the opportunity to clarify the OSA’s dedication to truly open standards and openness in enterprise software later in the comments. However, I must disagree.
networkworld.com: Mass customization -- the process of customizing a product to meet individual needs while leveraging mass production efficiency -- is commonplace in manufacturing everything from cars to laptops. Yet the operating system has remained monolithic. Ironically, Linux is modular and designed to be customized.
Guile isn't just another extension language: it's the official extension language of the GNU project. Guile makes Scheme embeddable, which makes the interpreter ideal for embedded scripting and more.
itwire.com: One thing that has been increasing exponentially at the Australian national Linux conference is that shiny, steel-grey laptop - or, at times, the sleek white one.
linuxfoundation.org/blog-entry: Today's surprising news of 5,000 Microsoft jobs cut might be good news or bad for Linux, depending on how you look at it. As a Linux advocate, it's very easy to sit here and start spouting off that this is what Microsoft deserves, after running big and bloated for so long.
earthweb.com: Does a good OS from Microsoft put the pressure back on Apple and the Linux development community? After all, both the Mac OS and Linux have benefitted from the fact that early adopters of Vista experienced declared the OS a lemon, with the worldwide market share in both OSes climbing significantly over the past couple of years.
reghardware.co.uk: True to its name, a netbook makes a very decent ebook reader. Here's the freely-downloadable Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, complete with original Tenniel illustrations, as it appears on the MSI Wind:
computerworlduk.com: This post is about things that look like other things but really are very different in origin and structure. For example desktop interfaces now look pretty similar to me.
itwire.com: It is difficult to know whether Louis Suarez-Potts, community manager at OpenOffice.org, was conscious at any point today of the irony of criticising proprietary software while making a presentation using a MacBook.